Landed Estates
NUI Galway

St. Leger (Limerick & Cork)

At the time of Griffith's Valuation Anthony Butler St Leger held an estate in the parishes of Adare and Drehidtarsna, barony of Connello Upper, Clonshire and Croagh, barony of Connello Lower, Anhid, Athlacca and Croom, barony of Coshma, county Limerick. He was descended from Sir John St Leger, Member of Parliament for Doneraile who died in 1743 having previously purchased the Askeaton estate from the 5th Earl of Orrery. Sir John was the father of Anthony St Leger who purchased the Parkhill estate in Yorkshire in 1765 and from whom the race the St Leger Stakes takes its name. In 1804 Anthony Butler St Leger of Parkhill married Harriet Chester Bagot daughter of Charles Bagot and Catherine Legge and they had a son Anthony Francis Butler St Leger and a daughter Catherine who married in 1828 the Reverend Samuel Thomas Townsend. Pelham Babbington of Glandine, county Wexford, was the agent to the St Leger estate circa 1840. By the 1870s the St Leger's Limerick estate had passed to Colonel John St Leger of 6, Park-hill, Rotherham, Yorkshire, a nephew of Harriet Chester Bagot. He is recorded as owning 2,900 acres in county Limerick. He had taken the name St Leger in 1863. Anthony Butler St Leger also held over 600 acres in the barony and county of Cork which was advertised for sale in July 1852.

Associated Families


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Finniterstown Finniterstown Adare Rathkeale Dromard 135 Connello Upper Limerick OSI Ref: R443 426
OS Sheet: 21
Discovery map: 65
Coolboy Coolboy Athlacca Kilmallock Athlacca 21 Coshma Limerick OSI Ref: R558344
OS Sheet: 39
Discovery map: 65

Archival sources

  • Chester Family of Chicheley, includes marriage settlement of Anthony St Leger and Harriott Chester and lands in Ireland, 1804. D-C/5/23; Centre for Buckinghamshire Studies
  • Cooper Family Papers, include draft transfer of a mortgage of £4,000 on estates in Co Limerick belonging A.F.B. St. Leger to Rev James Hamilton, John Chichester and others, 29 Nov. 1860. Acc/0775/234 ; London Metropolitan Archives: city of London
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), St Leger, 2 July 1852, Vol 17 (7), MRGS 39/007, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), St Leger, (Heyward's Hill, Ballyharrune), 21 Oct 1853, Vol 24 (14), MRGS 39/010, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Glankittane, notice of sale of lands in the estate of Anthony Butler St. Leger by Commissioners for sale of Incumbered Estates, 1851. U168; Cork City and County Archives

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Modern printed sources